Novella review: Torn Hearts by Claire Contreras

Torn Hearts by Claire Contreras
Series: Hearts #1.5
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
Links: Amazon • Goodreads
Publication Date: August 17, 2016
Source: Freebie
I met a boy once. He made my heart go into a frenzy every time he looked at me, and my knees go weak whenever he touched me. Our love was so beautiful, that even its demise was bittersweet.

I met a girl once. Her world, full of possibilities, made me feel like even I had a chance at being someone. She believed in me. She loved me. We were so secure, that even our breaking point seemed hazy. Until we reached it.

Here’s the thing: If you’re going to call Paper Hearts book two in the series, I shouldn’t have to read some random novella before I can get started if I’ve already read book one. That would make Paper Hearts book three in the series. If a book is #1.5, it should include some extra information that’s fun for your readers, but it shouldn’t be required reading to understand what happens in the next book. I think I might be in a bit of a mood right now because this is really getting to me.

Anyway, on to the review.

I didn’t love it. I didn’t even really remotely like it. I don’t agree with Jensen’s choices and I feel like I’m not going to enjoy Paper Hearts because of it. This novella includes so many of my romance novel pet peeves that I honestly wish I could stop right here, but, alas, the reading challenge. I have made awful choices this month.

I think I should probably just put it all out there because I know this would be a hard nope from me had I known what it was about going in.

Spoilers under the jump.

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